Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the city’s Democrat widely seen to have national ambitions, was roundly mocked on Twitter late Sunday after he urged residents to turn off major appliances to conserve energy during a historic heatwave.
H/T: Fox News
“It’s almost 3 p.m.,” Garcetti’s tweet read. “Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using. We need every Californian to help conserve energy. Please do your part.”
This record-setting heat wave is causing power outages in some parts of L.A. Crews are working through the heat to restore power as soon as possible.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) September 7, 2020
Angelenos can help and do their part by conserving energy.
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With extreme heat hitting our power sys this PM resulting in outages, we want to reassure affected customers that our crews are working as fast and safely as they can in 100+ temps to repair equip and restore power. Est time for restoration is 24-36 hrs from start of an outage. pic.twitter.com/Xuhui2WPME— LADWP (@LADWP) September 6, 2020
Fun fact: Californians pay a 61% higher rate than the natl average for electricity. This includes mandatory government blackouts.— LORI HENDRY (@Lrihendry) September 7, 2020
Want this? Vote Biden/Harris.
How come Mexico can handle heatwaves without rolling blackouts but rich California and it’s largest economy cannot?? https://t.co/Y9OE8B4PXF— Frank J McCall (@RealFrankJMcCa1) September 7, 2020
As California enters its now-standard hot evening crisis, we can see the $1000/ MWh prices in transmission-constrained West LA basin screaming out for those 2.2 gigawatts of killed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station capacity.— Mark Nelson (@energybants) September 7, 2020
Blackouts coming. CPUC has blood on their hands. pic.twitter.com/RlsbupFf49
Holyfuck. This is what we used to do in communist Cuba because the government couldn’t keep up with the electricity demand. I spent my childhood between doing this and blackouts. California is turning into my worst nightmare. Time to get TF out of here before it gets worse.— JC Mounduix (@JCMounduix) September 7, 2020